Three Swiss Students from the EHL Hospitality Business School Cycle 2,266 km from Delhi to Chennai to Promote Education and Hospitality


New Delhi: A team of three Swiss students from the EHL Hospitality Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland (EHL), participates in a tour to cycle 2,266 km from Delhi to Chennai with a motive to promote education and hospitality. The charity aims at offering education and will document the hospitable Indian culture all along the way.

India Tour works in collaboration with Project Parvaah to raise maximum funds for project Saksham. Under this project, the aim is to transform the lives of young underprivileged children/street children.

This is a one-of-a-kind initiative that will empower a generation of future thinkers, innovators and leaders and provide them with an impeccable opportunity to upskill themselves from the comfort of their homes by investing in technologies such as the internet connection, projectors, and computers. The curricula proposed are also more modern than the traditional methods, with a better emphasis on active learning and self-development, to help underprivileged children to reach their true potential and become successful in their professional life.

The team is led by Dmitri Lazareff, an EHL student along with Lionel Glauser, Chef at EHL, and Aster Skane, Operational Manger.

The 15-day tour started on February 1 from Taj Palace, New Delhi, and will be covering places including Agra, Bhopal, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Hampi, Bengaluru, Madurai, concluding at Chennai. The cyclists plan to ride 160 km each day covering a total track of 2,266 km. The entire tour will be documented and shared on social media platforms helping to connect India with the young population of Switzerland and the rest of Europe.

Dmitri Lazareff, Project Leader said, “After cycling from Lausanne to Paris for charity this past summer, I decided to work on a bigger and even more meaningful project. We heard a lot about how beautifully diverse and hospitable India is. It is a great opportunity to witness the culture of a noble cause and promote education and hospitality. It is a real opportunity to connect India with Switzerland in a heartfelt, on-the-spot, sincere manner, with young people eager to discover the beauties of India and to share it worldwide.”

The key sponsor of the campaign is VET by EHL along with Decathlon Lausanne-Bussigny and Liberty India. Confederation of Indian Industry along with the sponsors are helping the young cyclists to find the right route, right people, and right organisation.

People can donate to the cause through the link